POSTED: October 30th 2012
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Tokyo 2020: New Kasumigaoka National Stadium contest designs revealed for Olympic venue

Cox Architecture pty Ltd - Alastair Ray Richardson (Australia) / Japan Sport Council
Cox Architecture pty Ltd - Alastair Ray Richardson (Australia) / Japan Sport Council

UNStudio/Yamashita Sekkei Inc. - UNStudio VAN BERKEL EN BOS U.N. STUDIO B.V (The Netherlands) / Japan Sport Council
UNStudio/Yamashita Sekkei Inc. - UNStudio VAN BERKEL EN BOS U.N. STUDIO B.V (The Netherlands) / Japan Sport Council

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

October 30 – Today the stunning designs for the face-lift of the Tokyo Kasumigaoka National Stadium were shortlisted and the first round of selected images have been made public. An avant-garde group of proposed new looks for the stadium offer different takes on the remodeling of the legacy venue from the Tokyo 1964 Games.

The Japan Sport Council, who owns the stadium, has chosen 11 of the 46 entries in the international design competition that will prepare the venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic summer Games bid and the IRB 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The short list for the second round comprises:
-       Cox Architecture pty Ltd - Alastair Ray Richardson (Australia)
-       POPULOUS - Rod Sheard (Great Britain)
-       UNStudio/Yamashita Sekkei Inc. - UNStudio VAN BERKEL EN BOS U.N. STUDIO B.V (The Netherlands)
-       Zaha Hadid Architects - Zaha Hadid (Great Britain)
-       TABANLIOGLU Architects Consultancy Limited Company - Ihsan Murat Tabanlioglu (Turkey)
-       DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE / ARCHITECTS & A+ARCHITECTURE - Tsuyoshi Tane (France)
-       Azusa Sekkei Co.,Ltd. - Fumihiko Sugitani (Japan)
-       Toyo Ito & Associates. Architects - Toyo Ito (Japan)
-       SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd - Kazuyo Sejima (Japan)
-       gmp International GmbH - Hubert Nienhoff (Germany)
-       Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute - Junko Senda (Japan)

Tokyo is bidding against Madrid and Istanbul to host the summer Games. The final decision will be voted on September 7th in Buenos Aires next year at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session.


Keywords · Tokyo 2020 · Olympic bidding · Kasumigaoka National Stadium


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